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ERIC Number: ED439349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 8
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Preliminary Exploration of Self-Esteem Construct: A Face Validity Study of the Index of Self-Esteem with a Chamoru University Student Sample.
Artero-Boname, Margaret T.
This paper describes a study to determine whether Chamoru students at the University of Guam, evaluating a standardized self-esteem instrument, agree that the test does measure self-esteem. The instrument used is the Index of Self-Esteem (ISE) and was developed and normed in the United States. There can be a problem using instruments with populations that are not included in the norming group. Prior studies using Western developed and normed measures of self-esteem with non-western culture children, in general, show lower self-esteem with these non-western cultures as compared to the American children. The analysis of data indicated that the ISE has face validity for this population. Students in this sample had very clear pictures of a person with a high self-esteem and that the qualities stated were in agreement with that of the ISE. (Contains 15 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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